NANOMETRICS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. NANOMETRICS INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.88 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. NANO managed to increase the liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having very strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 13.42% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||39.71||46.16|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.64||0.56|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||83.96||92.86|
|Total Assets ($mil)||224.21||262.83|
|Total Debt ($mil)||0.0||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||46.23||52.1|
|Return on Assets||-13.87||-5.38|
|Return on Equity||-17.33||-6.82|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||24.16||23.54|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||7.43||8.81|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||122626.0||111551.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.44 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.26. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NANOMETRICS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NANO NM||Peers 27.95||NANO NM||Peers 17.30|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
NANO's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
NANO's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|NANO 19.13||Peers 18.70||NANO NA||Peers 1.46|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
NANO is trading at a significant premium to its peers.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|NANO 2.44||Peers 5.26||NANO -108.06||Peers 113.19|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NANO is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, NANO is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NANO 2.64||Peers 4.44||NANO 15.33||Peers 15.83|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
NANO is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
NANO is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.
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